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. front-runner mitt romney is in georgia today, a state with 76 delegates, the most of any super tuesday state. and rick santorum, newt gingrich and ron paul all making the rounds on the sunday morning talk shows. today, ten states are holding primaries and caucuses on tuesday with a whopping 419 delegates at stake. that's the most delegates up for grabs on any single day of the primary season. the contenders need 1,144 delegates in all to clinch the gop nomination. and here's where they stand. romney has 182 delegates. santorum has 79. newt gingrich with 39. and paul with 38. mitt romney now has the backing of two top conservatives in congress. how majority leader eric cantor. and tom coburn. >> i look to super tuesday, i look to mitt romney winning all of virginia's delegates and, in fact, i cast my vote already in virginia for mitt romney, and i'm here today to tell you that i'm endorsing mitt romney in his candidacy for the presidency of the united states. >> senator coburn endorsed romney today in an op-ed piece in the oklahoman. romney is also celebrating a victory in washington st
just say off the top also, we're actually at a mitt romney event waiting for him to come in. but to your point about rick santorum and those comments about english only, it is something that enflames passions on both sides. in terms of conservative circles, fred, conservatives feel like english should be the language of the land. it is just one of the enduring conservative ideals, right? and when he said that in puerto rico, he was then asked about it a little later and he stood by it, didn't really back down from it too much, but a lot of people in puerto rico and beyond, latinos back here in the u.s., it raised a lot of eyebrows. one puerto rican official said that it was a very limiting and narrow view and when you couple that, fred, couple that with some people who feel like republicans have been taking some very hard line anti-latino -- a hard line against issues that latinos care about, take illegal immigration, a lot of republicans say they want to deport illegal aliens or people who have been living here in the u.s. for a while, sonia sotomayor, the supreme court jus
hold their primaries the next 48 hours. rick santorum and mitt romney, the latest polling shows an extremely tight race between the three candidates in alabama. and here's the most recent snapshot in mississippi. an american research poll shows gingrich leading there, but still in a statistical dead heat with romney. and in the overall delegate hunt, romney remains the clear front-runner. santorum is in second place with 203, followed by gingrich with 118 and paul trailing the back with 56 delegates. >>> mississippi voters are getting a lot of face time with the candidates. today rick santorum says that restaurants in -- newt gingrich attends a search service in the town of brandon followed by a campaign rally. both appeared on a sunday morning talk shows and asked about their chances come tuesday. >> we're looking of the a clean sweep you think on tuesday in the south ". >> it's a pretty tough battle ground down there, it's newt's background, we're out there running the insurgent campaign, and all the polls show us -- we'll be in alabama tomorrow and we're just going to hustle.
, capturing 49% of the vote. mitt romney came in a distant second with 27%. newt gingrich's southern roots, it didn't help him in this state. he got just 16% of the vote. ron paul trailed the pack with 6%. louisiana hands out its 20 delegates proportionately, and santorum walks away with half of them. >> thank you very much. you have come through, and come through in a big way. and on behalf of my family, and all the people up here who have gathered with us tonight here in green bay, wisconsin, just let me thank you for making a very clear and crisp statement. and that is that you don't believe as the pundits have said that this race is over. you didn't get the memo that the rest -- [ cheers and applause ] >> but santorum's convincing win in louisiana doesn't do much to change the delicate map. mitt romney has 568 delegates. more than double santorum's count. gingrich has 137. and paul has won just 71 delegates. so a big catch-up game for rick santorum in the weeks ahead. let's go to new orleans right now. mary mat elin, good to see you. i love the bright colors there. does santorum's win,
last week, rick santorum's coalition is broad enough to threaten mitt romney but not broad enough to beat him. he has to reach beyond what he's getting now in order to make this into a race. >> big thank you to our panelists. reminder on friday we'll be live by southwest. you can join us there. we'll be panelling obviously music, film, and interactive festival. i'll be on a panel. if you want to check out what we were talking about during the commercial breaks, stuff we haven't edited out, go to our blog, cnn.com/starting point. carol costello, good morning. carol costello, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the morning after super tuesday, the votes are in. the jury is still out. three-way split among the republican presidential candidates. newt gingrich wins his former home state of georgia which he said was essential. mitt romney captures six states claiming the mathematical victory and rick santorum boasts mow men it up, captures three states and barely losing the bell weather state of ohio. >> this was a big night tonight. lots o
of georgia which he said was essential. mitt romney captures six states claiming the mathematical victory and rick santorum boasts mow men it up, captures three states and barely losing the bell weather state of ohio. >> this was a big night tonight. lots of states. we're going to win a few. we're going to lose a few, but as it looks right now, brother' going to get at least a couple of gold medals and a whole passel full of silver medals. >> so this morning romney cannot claim the crushing victories to win over skeptics, but he is amassing delegates. more than 400 so far. that's way ahead of santorum. gingrich and ron paul who failed to win a single state last night. but the race still has a long way to go. >> tonight we're doing some counting. we're counting up the delegates for the convention. it looks good. we're counting down the days until november and that looks even better. >> ohio may not have offered the most delegates last night, but it could be the most telling. and with romney scoring a razor thin victory, some say it speaks volumes about santorum as well. our political edito
romney today, congressman paul ryan. the wisconsin representative says that romney is the right person to beat the president come november. he is also asking the party to rally around the former massachusetts governor. >> i have two criteria i am using to make my decision to vote in our primary tuesday. who is the best person to be president, who will make the best president, and who has the best chance of defeating barack obama. and in my opinion, mitt romney is clearly that person. >> we'll have more on paul ryan's endorsement and what this could mean for romney later in the show. >>> romney also got former president george h.w. bush's endorsement, but it also came with kind of an awkward moment. a reporter asked romney if george w. bush would also be endorsing him, and it put the former massachusetts governor in a little bit of a pickle, especially when bush sr. asked him, has he endorsed you? we'll have the details of that conversation for you a little bit later in "fair game." >>> israel is on high alert as hundreds of thousands of people, mainly arabs and palestinians, are floodi
parties which is why you have republican candidates like mitt romney and newt gingrich and rick santorum being asked about rush's remarks, much bigger figures than these others. but it shouldn't just be less all the people on the left beat up on a conservative when he says that and vice versa when it's a liberal that talks his wr way into trouble. >> how does this end? >> reporter: it probably ends with rush limbaugh having his reputation a little battered but still on the air, and the democrats being handed pretty much of a presence here in which they can tie these remarks to radio talk show hosts to the republicans who are going to be running this forum. >> thank you. now this. >>> welcome back, i'm brooke baldwin. top of the hour. it is super tuesday, after all. republicans voting in ten states today. primary caucuses. we've got you covered. time to play reporter roulette political style. in ohio, big, big state for mitt romney and rick santorum. dana bash is there for us. dana, the race is down to the wire. >> down to the wire, and right now it is a dead heat in this very important s
. that didn't happen, though. anyway, gingrich is still saying he's staying in the race, and mitt romney, gingrich says, is, quote, not much of a front runner. mitt romney came in third in the south but he did win last night's caucuses in hawaii and there are some delegates there, and he still enjoys a huge lead in the only race that really matters so far, and that is the big one, the delegate count. gop delegates is really what matters. >>> syria is said to have answered the cease fire proposals from a high-level u.n. envoy and it does not look like the answer the u.n. was hoping for. the general met with syria's president over the weekend representing not just the world body but also the league of arab nations. yet the syrian ioo onslaught ju keeps continuing. 60 people have been killed today across that country, many in the stronghold of idlib which reportedly has fallen now to government forces. >>> investigators in switzerland want to know what caused a bus crash that killed 28 people and most of them were kids. 11 and 12-year-old kids. the bus was on its way back to belgium with 52
portion. >> if govern r governor romney thinks that he is the ceo, he doesn't understand what conservatives believe in. we don't want somebody to manage the economy. we want somebody to get him out of the office avenue santorum saying that he is the face of conservativism. >> you know, i think going into puerto rico you would have to give the advantage to mitt romney. he had the endorsement of the governor there. more than that, it was a mitt romney kind of place and then rick santorum went down there that did not help him down there. so i think that we would be surprised if mitt romney did not win in purt roek key. >> og okay. go going into tuesday, by the way, we should have results somewhere in that 4:00 either hour. you'll join us. >> hopefully, yeah. >> hopefully once those polls close at 4:00. so then most candidates might want the result of one race to bett better poise them than he would have in puerto rico. >> well, you know, maybe. listen, this is a fairly sizeable contingent evangelical voters but i think the state is looking better for mitt romney. we look back at
where you things stand right now. this is 7% of the polls are in. mitt romney 86%. rick santorum 7%. newt gingrich 1%. ron paul 1%, again, this is 7% of the results are in right now, we're going to continue to update you on this. romney was endorsed by puerto rico's governor, and romney and santorum both campaigned last week. if no one gets 50% of the delegates, they'll be awarded proportionately. we'll continue to update these results as they come in. they're coming in moment by moment. don't go anywhere. man, this is going down to the convention and still we don't know what is going to happen. exciting. and nothing gets americans riled up more than talking about politics than gas prices. but who's really to blame? let's talk about gas price politics in the white house rice. with with will cane and a senior writer for espn.com. we'll have to get you a shorter intro i'm going to start with will just for that. is it really fair to blame the president, any president i'm talking about, george bush, president obama, clinton, whomever about gas prices, about high gas prices? >> simple a
disorder. >>> fresh off his big win, in the illinois primary, mitt romney is getting another huge shot in the arm. cnn is just learning former florida governor jeb bush has just endorsed romney and is calling on all republicans to unite to defeat president obama in november. romney's three rivals are vowing to fight on for now. last night romney scored a double digit victory over rick santorum in illinois. ron paul edged out newt gingrich for third place. >> each day we move closer, not just to victory, but to a better america. join us. join us. together we're going to ensure that america's greatest days are still ahead. thanks, you guys. >> the win increased romney's sizable lead in the delegate count. 1,144 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination. the battle shifts to louisiana, which holds its primary come saturday. santorum is there right now in harvey to talk about energy independence. >>> president obama is also talking energy today with the main focus on soaring gas prices. with prices up nearly 18% this year, mr. obama is heading out on a two-day tour out west to promote
'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." mitt romney probably won't be getting any endorsements from russia's president. not after this comment. >> this is to russia. this is without question our number one geopolitical foe. >> the russian president responded to that this morning responding to number one geopolitical foe. was it a cold war in here? news to dmitry medvedev with a new message for mitt romney. >>> high winds drive a fire wild in the rockies. at least one person is dead. several more have lost their homes and danger is on the move. trayvon martin case. deeper the investigation goes, the more complicated it gets. there's only one truth but at least two conflicting witness stories about what happened. >>> not a good time to be in the pink slime business. first the public recoils and then stores stop selling it and plant stops making it. >>> today is the day there could be fireworks at the u.s. supreme court. two years in the making. the key and most controversial part of president obama's health care law put to the test. >>> we begin with
and mississippi primaries. mitt romney gets a boost from the son of a south. comedian jeff foxworthy is stumping for romney in both states. newt gingrich and rick santorum are fighting romney for the conservative vote in the south. >>> tiger woods suffered a tournament ending injury. watch him after this approach shot on the 10th hole at doral. look at him. favoring that left leg. tiger withdrew after the 11th hole. he injured that tendon in the masters last year. >>> we begin this hour in afghanistan where an american is accused of a cold blooded killing spree. the pentagon has not released the soldier's name but says he's an army staff sergeant in his mid 30s. he served several tours of duty in iraq but on his first deployment to afghanistan. he's now in custody. u.s. custody. the military says he acted alone. here's what we know. at 3:00 a.m. local time, afghan troops reported seeing a soldier leave his army outpost near kandahar. the united states dispatched a patrol to find him but before they found him, he reached a village 15 miles away. the military says he went door to door shooting peo
the health care law is issue number one for his campaign. and has hammered opponent mitt romney as the inspiration for the federal government's controversial law. we'll have much more on the politics of health care just a little bit later in the show. >>> and president obama is not at the supreme court today. far from it, actually. while his number-one domestic policy triumph is being picked apart, he's at a nuclear security summit in seoul, south korea. today he warned north core that provocations in pursuit of nuclear weapons only undermine the country's security. undeterred, yang moved to a long range rocket to the launch pad for next month. >>> the wife of a u.s. soldier accused of murdering afghan civilians says he would not do that. carolyn bales spoke with nbc about her husband, robert bales and the 17 deaths he is charged with causing. mrs. bales told matt lauer the whole scenario is unbelievable. and though she has spoken with robert since the march 11th rampage, she has not heard his side of it. >> you have spoken to him twice on the phone. did you say, sweetheart, did
was it super for you? >>> barrelry one percentage points separates romney from rick santorum in ohio. a lot there would have put his front-runner status in jeopardy yet again. the street cred did give him three wince in tennessee, oklahoma and north dakota. newt gingrich did what he had to do in georgia, carrying his home state by 21 points over second-place romney. after all that, here's where the candidates stand. cnn estimates romney now has 404 delegates of the 1,144 a nominee needs. santorum 16 a delegates, gingrich 106, ron paul still hasn't won a single primary or caucus, has. >>> if not must wins, all three are seen as can-wins. between them, well, they're campaigning today in all three states. >>> president obama is on his way to charlotte, north carolina, where he will accept the democratic nomination six months from now, he's going there to talk manufacturing at the daimler truck plant. daimler trucks hired 1,000 people last year, some of whom had been laid off in the recession. the president speaks at the noon hour eastern time. if he makes news, you'll hear it fi
, and one looming question, can mitt romney put the gop presidential nomination in the bag or will it take republicans a few more weeks or even months to pick a challenger to president obama? welcome to super tuesday, everybody. the biggest single day on the primary calendar. this much we already know, neither rick santorum nor newt gingrich will win virginia. that's because neither man managed to get on the ballot there. santorum is the price of ohio, either. quintessential battleground state is the biggest political prize of the day. but georgia has the most delegates. and native son gingrich expects to win most of them. >>> super tuesday or no, santorum, gingrich lined up today to bash iran and president obama before the american israel public affairs committee. the candidates claim the president hasn't done enough to stop iran from developing nukes. iran denies its doing any such thing. and in his speech to apac on sunday mr. obama vowed to prevent it. here's part of santorum's address this morning. >> as i sat and watch this play out on the world stage, i've seen the president who has
to see is a close race tonight between governor romney and senator santorum. >> you say that people of ohio are going to win. according to one cartoonist, i'm going to bring the cartoon up right now, this is actually in this morning "cleveland plain dealer", a big yawn for gop choices. what's your reaction? >> well, i didn't see it, so -- >> voter apathy is what it's saying. voter apathy, kevin, is what it's saying. >> look. i would say just the opposite. we are seeing a lot of excitement at the grass roots level of this party. dinners, rallies. the candidates have spent a lot of time here and generated a lot of excitement. and from what we see across the state is a republican base focused on the right thing and that is making barack obama a one-term president. >> okay. you know what, let's take a look at the latest ohio numbers, if you don't mind. romney and santorum, neck and neck in our cnn/orc poll, kevin. with just a couple of days to go, nearly half are not locked in to vote for a certain candidate. so what does this tell you about ohio voters right now? >> well, what it tells
calls to drop out of the race. he is staying in. meanwhile, mitt romney is focused on the delegate math. i'm joined by brian. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> as always, it was an exciting night. >> it was. gingrich was supposed to own alabama. >> what does that mean for romney, meaning that the magical number of delegates, can he get there? >> this make it is all that much harder. he has got to coalesce between now and june and it's becoming more difficult. between now and may it's almost mathematically impossible for him to get to 114 h4. he needs the states of texas and gingrich and santorum, if they stay in, it will make it difficult for him. >> in some ways, gingrich staying in helps romney because it splits the conservative vote. it splits the anti-romney vote. because if you look at last night, particularly in alabama and mississippi, it was roughly a third a third and third. but that means that two-thirds of the republican electorate did not vote for romney. >> does this mean we're looking at a convention where there is all of this horseplay late in the process. >>
more delegates but no state matters more as a general election battleground. now, mitt romney, fresh off his weekend victory in the washington state caucuses, is in ohio today, so is rick santorum, whose early lead in ohio polling has faded. newt gingrich in tennessee, ron paul in idaho. we are following it all for you. now, over the weekend, romney also picked up some key conservative endorsements from house majority leader eric carpet and oklahoma senator tom coburn. cantor appeared morning on cnn's "starting point" where soledad o'brien really pressed him on the energy issue and she didn't mean $4 gas. >> i'm very excited about his plan to fix the economy and that's the issue, soledad. i know you don't want to hear that. >> i do i love talking economy, i truly do i guess i just want you to specifically answer my question. i feel like that's lukewarm, half-hearted endorsement. do you feel the same way? >> no. i mean, again, i disagree with anybody who said, you know that there is not energy surrounding mitt romney's campaign. pell look at his economic plan, they will get excited ab
mitt romney from the right. polls show that he and romney are neck and neck in both states with santorum in a solid third, ron paul in single digits. 84 delegates now at stake in alabama and mississippi. hawaii caucuses. awards 17. >>> well for now at least voters in texas and wisconsin will not have to bring photo i.d.s to the polls. both states passed measures last year aimed at ending voter fraud but the justice department and a wisconsin judge say the laws unduly rightful voters especially minorities and the poor. the feds blocked the south carolina law for the same reasons late last year. >>> and an hour from now, opponents of a steep hike in student loan interest rates will hand deliver tens of thousands of letters to leaders of congress. if lawmakers don't intervene, rates of so-called stafford loans which the government subsidizes will double in july. right now, they're just 3.4%. students don't have to pay while they're in school. president obama proposed keeping the rate frozen for at least the next year. >>> and it's day of mourning in syria after a year of gover
answer, but if mitt romney has a good night i think it gives him some more room between him and the other rivals for the gop nomination. and, yeah, i do have new polls. we'll start with ohio. you know that state well. not all super tuesday states are created equal. ohio seems to be the most important. look at the numbers on the left. for the first time, a brand-new poll has mitt romney on top, three points over santorum. that's within the sampling error basically all knotted up. but a week ago, rick santorum had a seven-point lead. we are seeing momentum shift to mitt romney. now in tennessee, a southern state without newt gingrich, so it's more evenly up for grabs. and rick santorum, he used to have a double digit lead in tennessee. now down to just four points, which again basically all knotted up. i guess the theme is momentum moving to mitt romney. >> why do you think that is? >> a couple of reasons. a lot of ads. the super pac that is supporting him has been blanketing the states with ads. santorum, gingrich, and paul not really keeping up. but also the wins last week in michigan and
romney appeared with comedian j jeff foxworthy. he learned to ay'all. he likes grits. now he's side by side with the most famous red neck. >> the fact that you would stand here in this pouring down rain to listen to the next president of the united states -- [ cheering ] >> meanwhile, rick santorum is coming off a big win in the kansas caucuses, aiming to symptom newt gingrich from building on his win in georgia on super tuesday. both men are fighting to be the more conservative alternative to front-runner romney. gingrich addresses an energy form in biloxi later this hour. gas prices back up again. the national price of self served regular shot up 3.5 cents over the weekend to $3.80 a gallon. a month ago we paid a mere $3.51. price of gas is said to be one reason americans took 10.5 billion trips on mass transit last year. that's a 2% bump over 2010 and just short of the 2008 figure, when gas hit an all time hire. the pickup also gets the credit, since most people on buses and trains are commuters. >>> another shocking report of a massacre in syria. opposition activists say 45 wome
presidential candidates in louisiana, mitt romney hoping to pad his kconsiderable lead, he has 562, nearly half of the 1144 needed to clinch the nomination. rick santorum trailing in second with 249, followed by newt gingrich and ron paul. santorum is speaking in monroe. if you didn't hear it yesterday he's saying it again. it comes down to romney, he would rather see president obama running the white house. gingrich is at a rally still vowing to stay in the race, no matter what. >>> five more bodies pulled from the wreckage of this italian crews ship that capsized off the coast, bringing the death count to 30 people with two still missing. 4200 people on board when the costa concordia hit some rocks. >>> we know what caused whitney houston's death. accidental drowning according to the l.a. coroner's office. tox toxicology shows cocaine contributed. >> cocaine had been used in the time period just probably immediately prior to her collapse in the bathtub at the hotel. >> the family said we are saddened to learn of the toxicology result, although we are glad to now have closure. >>> former rutge
, more on a private meeting between mitt romney and newt gingrich and what it could mean for the race to the white house. >>> plus, we take you to haiti where a war vet is using his skills to help a nation rebuild. >>> so i went on facebook and said i'm going to haiti, who's in. 72 hours after that, we were on our way to port-au-prince. >>> welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." the republican presidential candidates go head to head on tuesday in primaries in the district of columbia, maryland, and wisconsin. today the focus is wisconsin where mitt romney, newt gingrich, and rick santorum are all at the faith and freedom coalition. let's go to shannon travis. he's in walk a shaw, wisconsin. how important is it that santorum wins there. >> reporter: well, randi, if you ask the former pennsylvania senator, he says, you know what? i'm going to go ahead no matter what happens here on tuesday in wisconsin. but if you ask a lot of republicans, especially in the establishment, they feel like -- some of them feel like the primary process is essentially over already, that romney very likely w
. it is proportional. but mitt romney felt fairly confident he'll get maybe the majority of those delegates. >> if he gets over 50%, he gets to keep all those delegates. that's a nice little stash. particularly as he tries to frame this not as a state by state or in puerto rico's case, a territory by territory race, but as a delegate race. and picking up 20 delegates going into illinois, where there are more delegates at stake. certainly it gives him momentum, but there is a cautionary tale about momentum this season and that is no one seems to be able to get it and retain it for very long. sometimes it is the next election or next state where they lose it completely. it is slightly underperforming, the big mo, as george bush, the dad, used to call it this season, but there is always the hope that it will catch on, certainly in the romney campaign. they're looking for something that puts them on the track and keeps them on the track. illinois, nice big state, lots of delegates at stake they would like to do it there. >> and mitt romney, right now, in illinois, campaigning, he's feeling fairly confide
santorum and mitt romney are deadlocked. david mattingly is in georgia, a state newt gingrich says he must win to keep his campaign alive. let's begin with paul. he's in mount saint joseph, right outside of cincinnati. paul, tell us again, why is ohio such an important state? >> reporter: well, because you're from there, carol. there are other reasons as well. listen, it's a good answer. it's a battleground state. we know that. it's also a real player in the primaries. i guess arguably it's the most important on super tuesday. a blue collar state, a working class state. mitt romney needs to win here. if he doesn't, questions about whether he can win the nomination. for rick santorum who's been trying to appeal to blue collar voters, very important state for him to win. the neighboring state to pennsylvania where he's from. large catholic population here. a lot of conservatives. today, look at this, can't get any closer to this. here's our cnn orc poll. that's about a dead heat, isn't it? i think it's pretty much all tied up at the top according to our poll with gingrich and santorum a litt
mitt romney. he's picked up the support of florida senator marco rubio. and later today former president george bush will share the stage with romney in houston to offer his official endorsement. it's a the latest chapter in romney's effort to close the deal on the republican nomination. >>> the jetblue pilot who freaked out mid-flight is now charged with interfering with the crew that he once led. clayton osbon is suspended from his job and getting medical treatment. he scuffled with the flight attendants and passengers who held him down until that flight made an emergency landing in texas. it was bound for las vegas from new york city. osbon could face prison time if convicted on the federal charge. >>> no indication of terrorism this morning. a man trying to catch a flight was taken into custody after officials sdovrd he was carrying an unknown homemade device. he left fireworks in his backpack. no flights were delayed. >>> she was the international face of violent crimes against women in pakistan. now we have learned she's jumped to her death leaving behind a suicide note a
's going to benefit the president in the general election come this november. and i do expect mitt romney to be the republican nominee. therefor, romney passed the same type of health care in massachusetts. so i think as a political issue, with former governor romney being the republican nominee, i think it sort of -- it's not as emotional of an issue in the fall campaign. both men, president obama and governor romney, have passed health care that cover their constituency. the president, of course, the whole nation and governor romney, when he was the governor of massachusetts covered his constituency with the health care. so i see it sort of neutralizes in a general election between those two gentleman. >> fascinating perspective, thank you very much for bringing it to us. bart stupak, appreciate your time. >>> crowds cheered and prayed, flags waved, and even the cartels took a break. a look at this mopope's mass in mexico. >>> let's go! first stop, georgia, the consolidated gold mine. at first impression, you see this beautiful building here in the parking lot, but it's what below groun
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